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chicoruiz
10-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Reds:

Steve Gibralter (39) Farmhand who got a brief cup of coffee in the bigs.

Others:

Fred Patek (67) -"The Flea"- 5'4" tall

Joe Pepitone (71) Flake; famous because he was a Yankee.

Joe Sewell -Rushed to the bigs after Ray Chapman was killed, he built a Hall of Fame career. Struck out an average of only ten times per season. The anti-Drew Stubbs.

Rube Marquard -HOF pitcher who's interviewed in Glory of Their Times.

Charles "Victory" Faust -John McGraw' good luck charm in 1911; not a real player.

reds1869
10-09-2011, 11:20 AM
Reds:

Rube Marquard -HOF pitcher who's interviewed in Glory of Their Times.

The audio of his taped interview for the book is really fascinating if you ever get to hear it.

cumberlandreds
10-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Patek was always one of my favorite non Reds. I'm not even sure he was 5-4. He was really small. Could have been a good jockey.

chicoruiz
10-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Mickey Haefner was a 30-year-old rookie in 1943 who had a terrific season swinging between starting and relieving. After the war, however, the real ballplayers came home and reality set in...